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Used Car Negotiating Tips

Understanding how to haggle with a dealer may make it easier to get the best price on a used vehicle. Prior to entering negotiations, be sure that you know your numbers. The most important number to know is how much the car is worth. This helps you create an anchor price that you can stay firm with.

Ideally, your first offer will be below that price, which makes it possible to sweeten the deal while still getting a good price. If necessary, you should be willing to walk away from the negotiating table. This can be helpful in getting the…

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Simple Steps for Car Badge Removal

Taking the badge off of a vehicle is a relatively simple process. It can be done by applying warm water or heat to soften or remove the adhesive. From there, you can scrape it off and remove the decal from the back of your car or truck. The final step is to simply clean the surface where the badge used to be.

It is important that you don't use boiling hot water as it could damage the paint. The same is true if you scrape too hard when attempting to clear away the badge's adhesive. You can consult…

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Tips for Tailgating

While your truck is a workhorse that is sometimes taken for granted, there are plenty of options for fun that you can have. Get the most out of your truck by tailgating with friends at this weekend's game.

Turn your truck into a mobile restaurant by stocking it with paper plates, plastic silverware, bottled condiments and a portable awning. Remember to pack your cooler with tightly sealed plastic containers, and arrange them to eliminate any empty spaces that invite warm air inside. Set up an impromptu hand washing station to keep things sanitary. You can use bungee cords to…

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Don't Make This Costly Towing Mistakes

Your friends here at Piazza Honda of Pottstown wanted to pass along some advice as far as mistakes you should never make when towing.

Never assume the trailer tires are secure, take a lug wrench and tighten all the lugs before loading the trailer.

Don't connect the wiring harness without getting someone behind your trailer to check all the lights for the brakes and directionals are working.

Don't drive with bling spots around the trailer, invest in small stick-on mirrors that will open up your field of vision and make it easier and safer to navigate on the…
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Used Car Buying Basics

If you've been thinking about buying a used car, it's important to make sure you're getting the best possible deal. The right used car can make an incredible difference in your life, so make sure you know what you're looking for.

Choose a budget and design that you like before you start looking at vehicles. You'll have a large number of choices, so don't be afraid to take several models on test drives. This will let you know whether a particular model is a good fit for your needs. 

 

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What do different vehicle safety test ratings mean?

Understanding the different vehicle safety test ratings.

If you're in the market to buy a new car, you are probably also interested in a different vehicle safety test ratings and what they mean. It can be bewildering, but in order to clarify, the first thing you need to know is these ratings are managed by two different groups: the NHTSA and the IIHS.

NHTSA Ratings

The NHTSA rating system is comprised of three test. The first test measures injury potential at a 35 mph fixed barrier crash; a side impact assessment comprised of two ratings is the next test…

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How to Take an Affordable Road Trip

Road trips are a fun and low-key way to explore. They can also be low-cost, which is great when you have to stick to a budget. Plan out your trip using mapping sites or apps. Look for free things to do on your way, such as hiking through a park or strolling through a public garden. Plan where to stop for breaks. Look up the places with the lowest fuel prices.

While planning, be sure to consider alternate routes in case of construction or closed roads. If you are traveling with kids, bring plenty of snacks, bottles of water and…

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From What Source did the Concept of an SUV Evolve?

Having the versatility to haul people and cargo at the same instant was always the dream of car engineers as well as drivers. The original answer was to build a pickup with a large and open bed. Unfortunately, the concept limited family use, crowding everyone together in the cab or unsecured in the bed. The van was supposed to answer the problem but ate gas while providing an unsavory tunnel-like environment. Finally, the idea of an SUV drew attention with small regard from the public. 

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The Roadside Emergency Kit Essentials

The team at Piazza Honda of Pottstown wanted to remind you of certain essentials that should be in your car's roadside emergency kit.

A roll of duct tape could be helpful in patching holes or making repairs in a number of different areas of your vehicle. The tools that should be in the kit include a knife, hammer, pliers, screwdriver, socket set, multi-tool, wrench, and scissors.

Keep road flares in the kit so you can alert other drivers your vehicle is stuck on the roadside. A small first-aid kit is crucial for tending to little injuries until you can…

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You May Need to Get Your Brakes Checked

Your vehicle needs a sufficient amount of brake fluid within the lines in order to be able to stop your vehicle effectively. One of the first signs of a brake issue is what is called a soft brake pedal. A soft brake pedal goes down almost to the floor when you step on the brake. It doesn't have the firm feel that it is supposed to have.

There are several reasons for a soft pedal. Usually, it means that brake fluid is leaking somewhere. The brake lines running to the wheels will sometimes corrode and leak fluid. If too…

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